Saturday, May 25, 2013
Frugal deeds for the day: Got lots of chores done. My husband fixed 2 electrical problems, painted, mowed, etc. I power-washed the front entry/sidewalk - and then my husband tried to turn the outside faucet off - and the handle broke off? Emergency plumber? $160 - ouch. Oh well, I feel like we saved more than that doing all the DIY we did today. Then my daughter - after getting her hair done at the beauty school came home - and we hit the Guitar Center because she had a gift card from her uncle - and boy was he generous. Anyway, I found a 12 percent off $99 coupon and my daughter got Memorial Day sale special on the item she was looking for. She got $100 off the retail price with the coupon and discount. Then we went to Best Buy - with my $5 gift card that I got on Listia - she used it to buy a charger for her "free" Kindle Fire HD. Then we went to Earthfare - DD pulled up the mobile coupon for 10 grass fed beef burgers for $10 and my husband had enough Tomato Points for $10 - so we got all 10 for free - not even tax :) In the meantime, my daughter had dropped off some items at Plato's Closet for some quick cash - she got a few $ - and the items not bought will go to a charitable organization - I have an appointment for a pick-up in about 2 weeks - that should give us enough time to go through our stuff and decide what we want to donate. All meals cooked at home as I want to use up as much as I can out of our pantry, fridge, freezer.